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Nintendo Wii: Three year old kills herself by mistaking gun for Wii peripheral

It has been confirmed that a three year old girl in Tennessee, US has been killed – following an incident where she mistook a Nintendo Wii ‘gun’ peripheral for an actual gun, fatally wounding herself in the abdomen.

According to AllAboutTheGames, the accident happened on Sunday night, where it was revealed that the girl’s Stepfather left a real gun on the living room table, who was apparently asleep when it happened.

However, the girl’s mother was in the room when it happened and stated that her daughter thought the real gun was a Nintendo Wii controller, and had learned how to pull the trigger after using the Wii peripheral on TV.

No word from Nintendo on this matter yet. An investigation is under way, so let us know your thoughts on this one. A picture is below – Real gun on top, the Wii controller on the bottom.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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